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Latitude: 51.2501 / 51°15'0"N
Longitude: 0.5738 / 0°34'25"E
OS Eastings: 579715
OS Northings: 153247
OS Grid: TQ797532
Mapcode National: GBR PRH.FXD
Mapcode Global: VHJMF.WVP2
Plus Code: 9F327H2F+2G
Entry Name: Belks white Cottage
Listing Date: 26 February 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263042
English Heritage Legacy ID: 433389
Location: Otham, Maidstone, Kent, ME15
Civil Parish: Otham
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TQ 75 SE OTHAM
Farmhouse, now house. Late C14 or early C15 with mid C16 alterations,
restored in late C20. Timber framed, with rendered infilling. Plain tile
roof. Open hall of 2 unequal-length timber-framed bays, and storeyed end
bays. 2 storeys, on stone plinth. Gabled end jetties underbuilt. Exposed
principal posts and midrails. Peg-holes suggest broadly-spaced close-
studding. Tension braces to narrower left hall bay. Steeply-pitched
hipped roof with gablets. Gable end stack to left and brick ridge stack to
right end of left hall bay. Irregular fenestration of 4 windows; one 2-
light casement to each end bay, small single light over door, and late
C20 rectangular timber-framed first-floor bay window with gable, to right
hall bay. Blocked 6-light diamond mullion window to rear wall of right hall
bay. Boarded door set within durns to left end of left hall bay. Stone
lean-to to right end. Interior: exposed framing. Evidence for service doors
to left end of hall, and for stairs to right end bay. Sans-purlin roof.
Substantial remains of timber and plaster stack with stone base, backing on
to cross-passage. Cambered chamfered bressumer to fireplace, and chamfered
stone jambs with broach stops. Moulded axial beam to inserted floor.
Formerly known as White Cottage.
Listing NGR: TQ7978953699
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